July 4, 2019 will include a massive parade in our Nation’s capital to celebrate its birthday and demonstrate the strength of our wonderful nation. I think this is a great idea, it just needs some additions. In addition to honoring our outstanding military, it should also proudly display all the other things that truly […]Read More A Parade to Demonstrate American Strength is a Wonderful Idea!
122 years ago today, Marian Anderson, the grandchild of a slave, was born in Philadelphia. She was so beautifully talented as a singer that Arturo Toscanini once called her “the talent of a generation”. In her life she would find herself at one of the most important crossroads of art, politics, and humanity in American […]Read More Marian Anderson: The Talent of a Generation We Almost Missed Out On
Six years ago today, I was lucky enough to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. I was leading a group of students, but it was me that learned the most that day. Going to inauguration is not for the weak or the only semi-interested. It is D.C. In January. The temperature was in […]Read More Inauguration Day: A Reminder of What America Set Out to Be
On what would have been his 90th birthday, I find myself reflecting upon my last visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington D.C. a few years ago. The monument, the man, and the Movement are too often misunderstood. The monument fittingly shows him to emerge from a mountain. The mountain represents the […]Read More Pushing Through the Mountain